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Fisher Information, Sustainability, Development and Political Instability
Karunanithi, A., H. CABEZAS, AND A. GARMESTANI. Fisher Information, Sustainability, Development and Political Instability. Presented at 3rd International Workshop on Fisher Information, Tucson, AZ, April 07 - 11, 2008.
Fisher information is a measure of order inherent in the timer series data for any dynamic system. We have computed the Fisher Information for nation-states using the data from 1960 to 1997 from the State Instability Task Force. We find that nation-states fall into two categories one with a low Fisher information and many political upheavals, and another with high Fisher information and very few political upheavals. Further, we find that as nation-states evolve from an underdeveloped to a fully developed state, they traverse a phase of low Fisher information and great instability.
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Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY
SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY DIVISION
SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTS BRANCH